Some people may say their car is their “baby.” Whether your car is your “baby” or not, you want to take care of it the best way that you can! Your car or truck is one of your largest investments. So, treat it like it!
- Get your oil changed when you’re supposed to – don’t wait for a sensor light to come on indicating you need it changed – put it on your calendar and then re-calendar it each time you get it changed. Make it non-negotiable.
- Wash your baby, er, your car! As we have mentioned in past blogs, this is especially important during winter when there’s the possibility of salt or brine on the roads to combat snow and ice. The dirty snow and salt can wreak havoc on your car or truck – don’t forget to pay attention to that undercarriage!
- Gas up well before you hit rock-bottom empty. Did you know gasoline not only powers your vehicle but it is also a lubricant to your fuel pump? Going bone dry puts a lot of stress on the fuel pump which can possibly lead to overheating or even seizing up – not good.
- Change the air filter! It doesn’t cost much at all to do. But if you don’t, well, it can lead to all kinds of problems — from emissions issues to a bad idle — which will cost a lot more to take care of than if you had just changed the air filter in the first place.
Take good care of that baby!